Byron’s mischievous personality is unveiled; he is described getting caught playing with matches. As a teenager he knows he should not be playing with matches. He sets one of the “toilet paper parachutes on fire and dropped it over the toilet” (Curtis 65). When his mother proceeds punishing him as if he is not fazed by her authority. Nonetheless, the moment she became forceful, “he started crying.” His mother attempted to light his finger on fire, Byron’s hand was shaking and he was crying like a big baby” (Curtis 73). However, she concluded to let their father handle the situation. Byron displayed defiance and no fear towards his mother, he showed no emotion until he thought he was about to be burnt alive. Byron cried when he thought he would face affliction. “African-Americans report that the display of negative emotions, spe...
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...ative actions is the only common thread young African-American males are exposed to seeing consistently. Young black males are stereotyped on a regular bases, held responsible for the cruelty they encounter and silenced. In Christopher Paul Curtis’ book it proposes if African-American males choose to not hide from the views of flaunting cruelty, but stand up for those that are experiencing spitefulness: the stereotype of young black males will alter; making a change one person at a time.
Through the critique of The Watson’s go to Birmingham-1963 it will gain more academic awareness and experts, making the. Additionally, the consideration of it displayed as a part of the African American tradition. In comparison to negative stereotyping, offered in Caldecott honor book Goggles which includes African- American characters living in a decrepit, scruffy, and crowded.
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